52 Detailed, Intricate and Imaginative Dragon designs printed one side of the page

Dragon Adventure 2: A Kaleidoscopia Coloring Book: The Adventure Continues (Volume 2)

By: Rachael Mayo

Rating: 5 of 5

This is the second book in a series of dragon designs by Rachael Mayo. It is my first and I will certainly be picking up her earlier coloring book now that I have seen both the imaginative drawing and the quality of her work.

There are dragons in many poses. Most are of a single dragon but there are designs which include other dragons and other fantasy creatures. The dragons are set on backgrounds which range from simple to detailed. It is a great all-around coloring book for those who enjoy dragons and fantasy subject matter.
This is what I discovered while coloring in this book and testing my coloring medium on the paper:
52 intricate and detailed dragon designs
Printed one side of the page
Paper is typical of CreateSpace: white, thin, slightly rough and non-perforated.
The designs do not merge into the binding area. There is a framing line at the outer edges of all four sides of the design.
Glue Binding
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the page quickly.
Water-based markers bleed through in spots.
Gel pens and India ink pens leave shadows on back of the page. India ink can bleed through if you apply heavily or multiple coats.
Coloring Pencils work well with this paper. I found that I could layers the same color for deeper pigment or multiple colors and I could blend easily using a blending stick. I tested both oil and wax based pencils. I also found that hard lead pencils leave dents through the paper.
I like to use a blotter when working in the book. I use a page of card stock or several sheets of heavyweight paper under my working page. It keeps seeping ink and marring dents from ruining the pages below.

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